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Email Security Flaws That May Leave Your Business Vulnerable to Attacks

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Email dangers are emerging quicker than ever in this digital risk landscape. Cybercriminals are becoming sophisticated in their strategies, tactics, and techniques, such as social engineering and file-less malware, to fool users, circumvent security measures, and, eventually, get paid. 

Too many organizations are trying to adapt and adjust to the heightened digital threat landscape caused by the pandemic or have neglected to prioritize email security, putting them in danger of a severe cyberattack or data breach.


Endpoint security solutions, antivirus software, spam filters, and built-in Microsoft 365 email protection are no longer effective in safeguarding corporate emails against advanced and developing assaults. This blog post will illustrate the critical areas where traditional email security defenses fail to protect users, sensitive data, and vital company assets from contemporary attacks.


Also Read: Email Security for Your Organization — EmailAuth


2022 and the Rise of Unseen Challenges 


Because of the obstacles posed by the pandemic, many organizations have neglected to commit appropriate time and money to email security in recent years. This is a major error: email security is not a commodity; rather, it is more important than ever for cybersecurity and commercial success. Email is the most popular attack channel among cybercriminals, accounting for more than 90% of all current cyber assaults and breaches.


While email-borne cyber assaults used to be simple such as ‘cookie-cutter’ phishing schemes that preyed on unsuspecting victims, those days are long gone. Modern email attacks are so complex and misleading, utilizing advanced tactics such as social engineering, zero-day ransomware, and polymorphic viruses, that you can’t blame the victims for falling for the hoax. Let's take a look at some of the top email security vulnerabilities that will leave firms exposed to attack in 2022.


Let’s take a look at the major challenges to email security:

  • Relying On In-Built Protection

Despite email service providers’ built-in email safety, 85% of customers have experienced an email data leak in the last year. Although native email security is a solid start, it exposes key security vulnerabilities that cybercriminals may easily exploit to deceive users into providing important passwords or installing harmful malware on their devices. The limitations to the native security are:


  • Protection is static, one-layered, and incapable of anticipating evolving threats. Microsoft EOP ignores human error and is poor at anticipating incoming zero-day attacks, malicious URLs, and attachments that are not specified in static lists.
  • Homogeneous architecture makes it easier for attackers to circumvent security measures. Because the security system in native systems is consistent, cybercriminals may enter any account, test their tactics until they can circumvent default filters, and then repeat their strategies to attack thousands of different accounts.

  • Making End-Point Security the Main Line of Defense 

The trend of depending only on endpoint security is changing as organizations see that protection that works at the client level on devices such as laptops, desktops, and mobile devices is limited in its capacity to protect people and critical assets from today's sophisticated threats. Despite widespread usage of endpoint protection, email-borne assaults and breaches are occurring at an unprecedented rate, with one out of every five firms being attacked on a daily basis.

  • Improper Email Authentication Services

Even the most inventive and cutting-edge email security solutions continuously fall short when it comes to managed services. An efficient email security solution cannot simply be chosen and purchased, leaving the administrator in charge of configuration and administration. Small firms frequently lack a full-time IT department or mail administrator, and even when these roles are filled, enterprises cannot rely on IT personnel to safeguard corporate email accounts since they are not always qualified email security specialists.


Instead, safeguarding corporate email is an ongoing effort that needs round-the-clock monitoring and management by a team of professionals committed to identifying developing dangers and providing the unique real-time counsel required by each firm. Failure to install a corporate email security solution that is followed by continuous, professional management, system monitoring, and support services frequently leaves firms exposed to attack – even when additional email security protections are in place.

This is where we come in. EmailAuth provides complete email authentication services automating security for your domain. Ranging from DMARC automation to other email authentication protocols such as SPF, DKIM, and BIMI. Secure your business email using EmailAuth’s services today! 

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Original source: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s373/sh/39fb13c6-7040-fb4c-1fee-48328df6eb98/818ee59473715fbb44a394bf59808b89




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